Ohio Philanthropy News - December 13, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Community Foundation for Crawford County’s #Giving2sday effort raises more than $200K.
 
The Scioto Foundation has announced the establishment of the Eileen Pollard Bapst Education Scholarship Fund.
 
Cleveland Foundation buys planned headquarters site in Midtown as legal dispute continues.
 
Akron spending hundreds of thousands to improve neighborhood parks with funding through the Akron Parks Challenge, a partnership between the city of Akron, Akron Civic Commons, the John S. Knight and James L. Knight Foundation and the Akron Parks Collaborative.
 
Here are the CEO of the Year award winners for 2019 – including Tom Katzenmeyer of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
 
The CareSource Foundation this month contributed $30K to efforts to get the word out about the census and its importance.
 
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann to step down.
 
The Fine Arts Association receives $10K grant from Martha Holden Jennings Foundation for Integrated Arts-Literacy Programming.
 
Online database offers listing of public government meetings in Summit and Cuyahoga counties thanks to The Akron Community Foundation and the Cleveland Foundation who partnered with City Bureau to get the City Scrapers program rolling in Northeast Ohio.
 
Richland County Foundation funds $524K in community grants.

Trauma-informed playgrounds created at Meigs thanks to a grant from the Health and Human Services Pillar of Prosperity Fund of the Foundation of Appalachian Ohio.
 
Shuba-Robinson statue gets $50K boost from the Youngstown Foundation.
 
The largest gift in foundation history – The Shelby Foundation is contributing $250K to the $3.2M revitalization coming to Shelby.
 
Yellow Springs Community Foundation’s Virgil Hervey died on December 10, 2019.
 
Cuyahoga County loans $1.5M and the George Gund Foundation pledges $500K to support manufacturing, other development in low-income areas.
 
The Lucas County Sheriff’s Drug Abuse Response Team has received a $45K grant from the Stranahan Supporting Organization of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation for its community advocates outreach program.
 
Jewish Federation of Cleveland campaign record – more than $33M raised.
 
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture to grant $11.8M to 277 local arts organizations in 2020.
 
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton award winners announced.
 
Athens CASA program receives Ohio State Bar Foundation grant.
 
Civic chorus celebrates 80th year with ‘Messiah’ performance thanks to major sponsors, including the Barnitz Fund, Middletown Community Foundation, Middletown Symphony Legacy Fund and the Miriam G. Knoll Foundation.
 
ArtsWave nearly doubles amount of Pride grants.
 
United Way of Summit County announces $8M in grants, investments to local organizations. 

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